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[hom-burg] /ˈhɒm bɜrg/
a man's felt hat with a soft crown dented lengthwise and a slightly rolled brim.
Origin of homburg
1890-95; after Homburg, Germany, where it was first manufactured Unabridged
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  • It was not a very serious illness, and not at all dangerous; but it had the effect of detaining them at homburg.

    The Shadow of Ashlydyat Mrs. Henry Wood
  • Heinzel and homburg make other conjectures (Herrig's Archiv, 72, 374, etc.).

    Beowulf Unknown
  • She knew why she did not care to go to homburg—because she was tired of society.

    Evelyn Innes George Moore
  • All my family at homburg, settling down tranquilly in the enemy's country.

    My Double Life Sarah Bernhardt
  • We might have a turn at Monte Carlo if you liked, or homburg in the season, or—but the fact is, we might go anywhere.

    A Gamble with Life Silas K. Hocking
  • But I was nevertheless annoyed with my mother for going to homburg.

    My Double Life Sarah Bernhardt
  • It was on the terrace of the Kursaal at homburg, nearly ten years ago, one beautiful night toward the end of July.

    Louisa Pallant Henry James
  • His answer did not arrive for twenty-four hours, and then it was addressed from homburg.

    The Explorer W. Somerset Maugham
  • He took off the homburg, took his handkerchief from his breast pocket, and wiped the hatband.

    One-Shot James Benjamin Blish
  • It was very silly of you to go to homburg as if you didn't care.

    The Explorer W. Somerset Maugham
British Dictionary definitions for homburg


a man's hat of soft felt with a dented crown and a stiff upturned brim
Word Origin
C20: named after Homburg, in Germany, town where it was originally made
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Word Origin and History for homburg

type of soft felt had with a curled brim and a dented crown, 1894, from Homburg, resort town in Prussia, where it was first made. Introduced to England by Edward VII.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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